Also seeing 2 x quad-core system slower that 2 x dual core

Steven Hartland killing at
Thu Nov 29 16:42:02 PST 2007

Have you checked that your dir hash isn't suffering due to lack of memory
this can have a marked impact on seemingly trivial things like this as
could silly things like the RAID card being installed in a different slot.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete French" <petefrench at>
> Thing is that GENERIC as installed out of the box should not take two minutes
> to delete a gig of files off a 15k RPM SAS drive! especially not
> when identical hardware with half the number of processor cores only takes
> eleven seconds to do the same job. Something is wrong somewhere if doubling
> your CPU's results in a factor of 12 slowdown surely?

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